Kickin’ It is a feature at The Bucket List where I round-up the whole month in one post, bringing you reviews you may have missed, other awesome bookish things, and even what I’m currently obsessed with in other media besides books. March seemed to go by so fast. I only wished spring would come as fast but as much as we have had a few sunny days, night still leaves snow and ice. I tackled Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon this month which is a monster of a book but was fantastic. I deem the month a great reading month, here's my wrap-up:
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare: I finally finished the Infernal Devices series. It's always bittersweet when I finish series; I never want them to end. However, I think the end of Clockwork Princess broke me. I don't want to give spoilers away for those who haven't read it but it's been weeks and the ending of the book feels as raw as it did when I first read it weeks ago. It's still on my mind and that is a book deserving of its title "best of the month."
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (3 stars): Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman create a genius epistolary-style novel which will have readers scrambling for the next installment.
Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken (5 stars): Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken is a magnificent sequel that goes beyond the confines of one, pushing you to give the duology an immediate reread. It will easily become one of you favorite series with its well-written characters and unexpected story.
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge (9/27/16): I've recently discovered Rosamund Hodge and in my dash to acquire all her books, I have somehow missed this one. A retelling of Romeo and Juliet sounds awesome to me and Hodge always knows how to create an old tale into something entirely unique and new.
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare (11/15/16): I must have been living under a rock when this one released because I gobble up everything Clare writes but didn't even know this one existed until I saw pictures of it on Instagram. With my recent book hangover of the Clockwork Princess, I am in need of more Shadowhunters' world. Bring it on!
I haven't seen or listened to much this month but I did have time to go to the theaters and see one of the highly anticipated movies of the year: Beauty and the Beast. It was absolutely gorgeous, the singing was fantastic, and it really brought me back to my childhood, watching Disney movies. I am already considering buying the book. The movie is a must see for everybody of any age.